Tag: Everpower

Ohio Power Siting Board WILL say YES to BigWind

How can we be sure? They ALWAYS do! We have blogged about this board before. Their name should be the 'Say Yes to BigWind' board. There has NEVER been even one instance when the board has sided with the people of Ohio. Have they been bribed or infiltrated by BigWind? It certainly appears so..... Champaign … Continue reading Ohio Power Siting Board WILL say YES to BigWind

(Life sucks) In the Shadow of Wind Farms

This is a very comprehensive study, investigating individuals from all over the USA, regarding the negative effects of living in the shadow of BigWind... A six-month GateHouse Media investigation found that wind developers representing some of the world’s biggest energy companies divide communities and disrupt the lives of residents forced to live in the shadow … Continue reading (Life sucks) In the Shadow of Wind Farms

The BigWind ‘Everpower’ful bully in Ohio

How many of you use Amazon to purchase your Christmas items? Amazon has put up a smokescreen by agreeing to purchase the power from this new industrial wind site. They can not operate their data centers on wind energy, alone, and they refuse to build an industrial wind energy site on their own property.  Instead, … Continue reading The BigWind ‘Everpower’ful bully in Ohio

The ‘Spin Doctors’ of BigWind are in Ohio….

The Doctor is “In” – that is, the Spin Doctors of industrial wind. This past week the Spin Doctors were busy in their emergency rooms using the tools of their profession: truthiness (half truths) , proofiness, cherry-picking, fear mongering, false choices, weasel words and euphemism to save their hides. “Spin (which is actually propaganda from … Continue reading The ‘Spin Doctors’ of BigWind are in Ohio….

What does the election mean for BigWind in Ohio?

By the time the next edition of Wind News is published, the election will be over and everyone will be sorting through the results to derive meaning. Election Day is the due date for Reply Comments to the Ohio Power Siting Board’s draft rules. The General Assembly will swing into its year-end session and tackle … Continue reading What does the election mean for BigWind in Ohio?

Apparently, BigWind can afford to ‘buy votes’, but not pay taxes

  In Ohio, BigWind such as Avangrid (formerly Iberdrola in Van Wert), Apex and Everpower INSIST on a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) deal -or else- they refuse to build.  This occurred in Logan county, when the PILOT was refused by the county commissioners...Everpower, said 'see ya'.  Hmmm, the story below makes you question … Continue reading Apparently, BigWind can afford to ‘buy votes’, but not pay taxes

WOW, AWEA can’t do basic math

In Ohio, BigWind is/has building/proposing projects that consume, on average 16,000 acres each. Now, if we look at Blue Creek, alone, there are 152 turbines. 16,000 divided by 152 is 105 acres/turbine.  Obviously, each turbine does not take up 105 acres, but when you include setbacks, homes, roadways, communities, etc. AWEA is blatantly WRONG.  You canNOT … Continue reading WOW, AWEA can’t do basic math

Sometimes, turbines make grown men cry

The following letter elicits many emotions that range from beautiful to maddening, but this is why we fight. This is why we care. This is why we must stand up to the injustice that BigWind brings into our communities... "I'm home, safe and sound."Words that should always go together. But yesterday I had an emotional … Continue reading Sometimes, turbines make grown men cry

BigWind blowing lots of hot air in Ohio (and Indiana)

  Speaking up and speaking out are important - we are reminded of the phrase “you create your own future.” At the risk of seeming over confident, we think those who are speaking out in Ohio and in Indiana are truly creating a better future for themselves and their communities. First things first. One Van … Continue reading BigWind blowing lots of hot air in Ohio (and Indiana)

Has Logan county, Ohio started a BigWind ‘say no’ trend?

Within the past month, Logan county, Ohio said NO to the enormous tax break, aka PILOT, to Everpower. Here is a county in New York, following in their footsteps.  And, the developer is well known to Van Wert county, Ohio, as it is Apex. Mr. Gray has it right...BigWind does NOT create more than a … Continue reading Has Logan county, Ohio started a BigWind ‘say no’ trend?

Van Wert county commissioner opinion of BigWind

A Van Wert county commissioner opinion about the new potential for a 35,000 Apex project. He compares this to living next to a hog farm...which no one wants to do. If you have heard that communities are torn apart by the wind industry, he hints at that reality in Van Wert. What will happen if … Continue reading Van Wert county commissioner opinion of BigWind

BREAKING NEWS: Ohio Commissioners reject BigWind PILOT

  This is earth shattering!!! Bravo!! Let us pray that this inspires future counties to do the same... The Logan County Commissioners voted unanimously late Tuesday to reject EverPower’s request for a payment in lieu of taxes to build 18 wind turbines in northern Logan County.... “The Logan County Board of County Commissioners is not convinced … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Ohio Commissioners reject BigWind PILOT

WHY is BigWind HERE? Read this excellent analysis

  Outstanding analysis showing us WHY BigWind has entered our states...READ ALL THE BOLDS, IF NOTHING ELSE ...Last month, during its annual conference, the American Wind Energy Association issued a press release trumpeting the growth of wind-energy capacity. It quoted the association’s CEO, Tom Kiernan, who declared that the wind business is “an American success … Continue reading WHY is BigWind HERE? Read this excellent analysis

BigWind actively ‘pursuing prey’ in Ohio

On Tuesday, Senator Kris Jordan introduced Senate Bill 325 to “To repeal the requirement that electric distribution utilities and electric services companies provide 12.5% of their retail power supplies from qualifying renewable energy resources by 2027, to repeal energy efficiency and peak demand reduction requirements for electric distribution utilities, and to modify the topics included … Continue reading BigWind actively ‘pursuing prey’ in Ohio

Everpower ‘claims’ they will not build in Logan County if no tax abatement given

Really? Let's call their bluff. The peoples' response to this BigWind bully is below. It is written by a FORMER GREEN LOBBYIST. You may find the response enlightening.... The immediate fate of 18 wind turbines in Logan County soon will be in the hands of the Logan County Commissioners, EverPower officials said at a Tuesday … Continue reading Everpower ‘claims’ they will not build in Logan County if no tax abatement given